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Cognitive Hypnotic Psychotherapy® Diploma

For professionals who have completed multiple psychotherapy courses but desire to break free from the constraints of individual therapeutic approaches
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This Psychotherapy Diploma has been created for

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What will you learn?

During this psychotherapy diploma with the help of live demonstrations, supervised practice sessions and debriefs you will master an Eclectic Approach to Psychotherapy that is based on the integration of:
  • 1
    SOFT SEA Therapeutic Framework
    A unique framework for therapists that enables them to select the most effective technique that can be used with a client to:
    • ◈ Clearly define the presenting issue and the desired outcome
    • ◈ Diagnose the actual / core issue
    • ◈ Create the therapeutic change at both the conscious and the unconscious level to help the client achieve the therapeutic outcome
  • 2
    Different approaches to psychotherapy:
    • ◈ Cognitive Psychology
    • ◈ Behavioural Psychology
    • ◈ Humanistic Psychology
    • ◈ Psycho-Dynamic
  • 3
    Trance-formational Techniques from​:
    • Clinical Hypnosis
    • ◈ Conversational Hypnosis
    • ◈ Neuro Linguistic Programming
    • ◈ Emotional Intelligence
    • ◈ Metaphors and Stories
    • Inner Child Therapy
    • ◈ Mindfulness
    • Ho’oponopono
    • and a lot more…

Curious about Cognitive Hypnotic Psychotherapy and what sets it apart?

Why this diploma program?

From Experiencing Transformation to Creating Transformation

The Cognitive Hypnotic Psychotherapy Diploma is not only about taking home a framework or developing skills but also about undergoing the same transformation yourself that you would later help your clients experience!

That would be wonderful, wouldn’t it?

One of the most exciting aspects of Cognitive Hypnotic Psychotherapy training is the breakthroughs you experience as an individual.

During the training itself, you extensively practice what you learn with your co-participants, working on real goals and issues that you may be facing. This takes you through a series of personal breakthroughs that culminate in a transformation.

As a result, you are able to design your own pathway to a financially and emotionally fulfilling career as a therapist and learn to manage your own mental state – your thoughts, emotions, beliefs and more.

Your personal growth during training and mentoring enables you to help your clients transform their own lives, as you develop

  • Confidence
  • Empathy
  • Unconditional positive regard
  • Compassion
  • Patience
  • Non-judgemental attitude
  • Flexibility
  • Creativity

Developing therapeutic competencies is essential for effective practice. This course equips you with key skills to create transformative client experiences. The competencies are divided into four key areas: establishing a foundation, building a therapeutic relationship, effective communication, and facilitating learning and results. For detailed information on each competency, visit Therapeutic Competencies Detailed Guide.

The following list outlines these core competencies:

  1. Setting the Foundation
    • Meeting Ethical Guidelines and Professional Standards
    • Establishing the Therapeutic Agreement
  2. Co-creating the Relationship
    • Using Structured yet Flexible Client-Centered Approach
    • Managing self and maintaining coaching presence
    • Establishing a trust-based relationship with the client
  3. Communicating Effectively
    • Engaged Listening
    • Powerful Questioning
    • Effective Communication
  4. Facilitating Learning and Results
    • Raising Awareness & Insights
    • Inviting the possibility
    • Ecological Goal Setting
    • Designing Actions
    • Overcoming Conscious and Unconscious Hindrances
    • Managing Progress and Accountability

Once you have trained to develop advanced therapeutic skills, you have to build a therapy practice from scratch.

We know, we have been there!

Since each level of this course is complete in itself, we share a detailed, step-by-step strategy to help you set up your own practice and build a brand, right from the Practitioner’s Course (level 1)! This means you do not have to wait to complete your diploma to start building your brand.

Here is a quick glimpse of what we cover in this section of the course –

  • Core principles of brand building
  • Time-tested strategies to generate clients
  • Creating a customized branding strategy
  • Breaking the strategy into actionable chunks

Experiences shared by participants after completing the diploma

Certifications, Fees & Duration

Instructor Led
Videos + Practice
Level 115 hrs45 hrs20 hrsRs. 250001. Practitioner – CHC
2. NLP Foundation
Level 220 hrs75 hrs120 hrsRs. 420001. Advanced Practitioner – CHC
2. NLP Practitioner
Level 34 hrs80 hrs30 hrsRs. 42000Practitioner – CHP
Level 4 96 hrs120 hrsRs. 520001. Master Practitioner – NLP
2. Master Practitioner – CHP
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Other Bonuses

Extensive Course Material
Multiple Certifications
Lifetime Support
Therapy Forms
Therapy Flowchart

All participants for the course can join our end to end year long fellowship program where we help you develop and implement additional skills required to set up a flourishing practice.

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Original price was: ₹161,000.Current price is: ₹136,850.

Frequently Asked Questions about the diploma?

What is the Cognitive Hypnotic Psychotherapy Approach?

Cognitive Hypnotic Psychotherapy is a unifying approach to psychotherapy. To get more details and understand how we integrate different approaches together please check this out.

Is there any eligibility criteria to join this Psychotherapy Diploma?
  • Mental health practitioners (Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Counsellor)
  • Registered health practitioner (Medicines, Dentistry, Ayurveda, Yoga, Homeopathy…..)
  • Students pursuing a course in mental health
What if I do not fulfill the eligibility criteria?

You can enroll for our Cognitive Hypnotic Coaching Course. The course helps you develop advanced coaching competencies to enable you to work as a Life Coach or a Relationship Coach.

What about people who are only looking for self help?

The short answer, this course is not meant for them, there are other courses we have that will benefit them more.

The long answer is that while during the course, our focus is to ensure that the participants develop advanced coaching and therapeutic skills – skills that are powerful enough to transform lives.

One of the most important features of the course is the emphasis on practicing these skills, not only with others but also yourself. In other words, each participant personally experiences the transformation in his/her own life. This personal transformation makes them internalize the true essence of these skills as well as gives them the confidence to work with others.

So, “Yes”, participants do experience breakthroughs in their own lives and can definitely bring changes in their own life, yet we only encourage people who are looking at becoming practitioners themselves to join us for this program.

If participants experience breakthroughs themselves, why not encourage everyone to join?

For a course to be highly effective, its format and style of delivery needs to be in sync with the end objective. The ideal course format and delivery style for a practitioner program is very different from a self help program. 

So between reaching out to a larger audience and maintaining a higher degree of effectiveness for a more selected audience, we choose later.

We also noticed, that giving practitioners certificate to those who were looking for self-help is not a good idea. Once they receive the certificate, they feel motivated to practice, if only to recover what they have invested in the course.

But if they were not focused on working with others during classroom practice and training, they do not have the necessary skills to become a practitioner. At ICHARS, being responsible is one of our core values and hence we wouldn’t be comfortable encouraging such practice.

What is the format of the diploma program? Is it online or class based, pre-recorded or live?

The course has been designed in a way that each level is divided in 3 parts:

  • Pre Level Online Modules
  • Live instructor led training (Virtual)
  • Post Level online modules

Pre Level online modules focus on concepts and theory. Live training sessions focus on demonstrations, practice sessions and discussions. Post level online module include supporting material like forms, checklists and also recordings of techniques practiced during the classroom sessions.

Completing the pre-level online course is a prerequisite to attending the Live training session.

The post level recordings are provided so that you can continue to learn by observing these sessions and use them for reference before a session with client if required. Completing the same is recommended but not a requirement for attending the next level.

Is it possible for me to change the dates I would like to join the live training on?

We provide our participants the flexibility to join for a batch different from the one they enrolled for provided we are informed at least a week before the starting date of the batch you had enrolled for. In case you have to make changes less than 7 days before the batch starts you can but you will need to pay additional venue charges for the next workshop.

What type of support can I expect after completing this Psychotherapy Diploma?

There are different ways in which we support our participants:

  1. We have a whatsapp group only for participants where you can ask us queries about concepts and techniques covered during the course.
  2. You can call ICHARS trainers for any queries which you would not like to discuss on whatsapp or for which you require a more detailed discussions.
  3. The access to online modules is available to you for lifetime. We also keep updating these modules with newer information to ensure that our old participants remain in sync with latest updates in the course.
  4. You can repeat any course you have attended with ICHARS by paying only the venue charges for the day you are attending.
  5. Every Sunday we organize online practice sessions via zoom. After attending this course, you can participate in these sessions for free.
  6. We also organize monthly case discussion sessions with participants who have completed the course to help address any questions about cases that they maybe working on.
  7. If you are a trainer and would like to incorporate some of the topics in your trainings, we also provide guidance for the same.
  8. Through our tie up with citationsy, you also get access to many research papers for which you would otherwise need to pay for.

Apart from the above in the coming months we are also planning:

  • To promote our participants by registering them to a practitioners directory and promoting the same

We are also open for any other ideas with which we can help our participants. A lot of the above steps have been a result of suggestions from our existing participants.

Can participants practise these fields legally?

All the certificate programs that focus on developing coaching or therapeutic skills are basically skill building programs. None of these courses be it Hypnosis, NLP, CBT, REBT, TA or CHP are regulated by any regulatory authority.

So all certificates are just that certificates. They do not have any legal validity… but that doesn’t make them illegal either. Whether you can legally use these skills or not depends on the area in which you are applying these skills.

So for example if you are promoting yourself as a life coach or a mind coach or a behavioural trainer and staying within the limits of what these people can do, you can freely use these skills as these titles do not have any legal restrictions. But if you are promoting yourself as a doctor or a psychologist or a psychiatrist and handling cases related to intense emotions or psychosomatic issues or mental disorders, then you must fulfil the educational prerequisites that are required to use these titles and work with these problems.

This is one of the key reasons why we have the eligibility criteria for level 3 and 4.

Many institutions claim that their courses are accredited by international associations. Do these certifications have any legal status?

Short answer is No.

Long answer, the accreditation maybe there but most international organisation offering these accreditation’s are also private bodies. They don’t really have any statutory authority.

For more details about certifications and legal status kindly watch this quick video

Is there a way to compare the Cognitive Hypnotic Psychotherapy Course with other Hypnosis and NLP Courses?

To be true it is unfair to even compare the Cognitive Hypnotic Psychotherapy Course with a standard Hypnosis and NLP training programs. There are multiple reasons for the same:

  1. The psychotherapy diploma is not just based on these two modalities. During the course you will learn to integrate these two modalities with all other major psycho-therapeutic approaches (cognitive, behavioural, humanistic and psycho-dynamics). This eclectic approach makes the course very unique not just in comparison to other Hypnosis and NLP courses but also with any other course on psychotherapy.
  2. Even when we look at Hypnosis and NLP, the diploma program has been developed not just by bringing the topics and techniques covered in clinical hypnosis workshops and NLP training programs together but by creating an integration that allows us to understand NLP techniques and concepts through the conceptual framework of Hypnosis. The integration has also enabled us to train our participants in a way that they are able to create their own hypnotic techniques which are structured yet flexible.
  3. Concepts and techniques from Cognitive therapies, metaphors and mindfulness has also contributed to making this psychotherapy diploma program a lot more than what one will learn in a hypnotherapy workshop or an NLP training program or even a coaching certification program.
Can we work with ICHARS after completing the course?

While ICHARS is primarily a training and development organisation, one of the key components of ICHARS mission is to connect effective mental health practitioners with those in need. From time to time we take up projects with different NGOs, Corporate houses to help them support the mental and behavioural health needs of people associated with them.

For each project that we take up, we offer our trained Alumni the opportunity to become a part of these projects to conduct group sessions and/or one-to-one sessions.

If you also wish to be an ICHARS Alumni and avail of these wonderful opportunities, join our upcoming orientation and learn about our courses by directly connecting with our trainers.

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Hello everyone who wants to learn skills in hypnotherapy and NLP I would highly recommend ICHARS. I am glad that I came across this institute as they have the best training program in a such professional way. The best part is they have incorporated hypnotherapy, NLP and CBT as a holistic approach to help clients and self as well. Divyaraksha ma’am has been the wonderful trainer throughout the course. So patiently she has taught us throughout the classes. This online course became so easier for us because of her only. Thank you Divyaraksha ma’am and ICHARS.
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I completed Level 1 from ICHARS and it had been an enriching experience. My trainer was Ms Dhivyaraksha who made the entire learning experience very effortless. The robust models that I have learnt in this Level have made me more capable and empowered further to be able to help my clients. Thank you Ms Dhivyaraksha and ICHARS.
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